Contrast the merit system and the patronage system regarding government employment.

  1. Discuss some of the factors that have an impact on presidential leadership, particularly the first 100 days. Include such things as public support or relations with Congress. Are there others? [MO6.2]
  2. Contrast the merit system and the patronage system regarding government employment. [MO6.3]
  3. Compare and contrast the three models of bureaucracy. [MO6.3]
  4. Often called the fourth branch of government, the bureaucracy has tremendous power in its ability to implement policy. Discuss this power. [MO6.3]
  5. The Congress can hold the president accountable for all actions. Who holds the bureaucracy accountable for its actions or lack thereof? What are some of the methods used for bureaucratic accountability? [MO6.3]